Telegraph introduces widgets, BBC Sport to follow

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Telegraph Media Group has today unveiled a series of widgets to allow users to receive Telegraph news and sport content on mobiles, computer desktops, social networking sites and other web pages.

Widgets are small applications that can be embedded into other platforms. The Telegraph’s suite of widgets include tools that push out the Telegraph news, Euro 2008 football stories, and six Telegraph TV offerings. Cricket, Premier League football and business news widgets are slated to be added later this month, the company said in a press release.

In ABCe figures released today, the Telegraph.co.uk slipped to the second-largest number of unique users behind Mail Online, but remained ahead of Guardian.co.uk for the second consecutive month.

The BBC is also preparing to unveil a number of additional sports-related widgets. We hear Radio 5 Live will be introducing a widget for the upcoming Premier League football season, and BBC Sport Interactive has plans for a series of Adobe Air-based desktop widgets as part of its coverage of the Beijing Olympics in August.

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